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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bristol, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bristol...

Bristol is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 996 people. The water temperature around Bristol varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bristol is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Bristol?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Bristol is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Bristol. A spot, which is not too far away, is Port st joe cape, which is 47.1km (31.1miles) away from Bristol. Click here to check out more information on Port st joe cape and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bristol are The PassAmazons, which is ca 50km (31.1miles) away, and St Andrews State Park, located roughly 50km (31.1miles) from Bristol.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Bristol. A beach that might be worth checking out is Panama City Beach, which is only 52.6km (32.6miles) away from Bristol. Another fun beach near Bristol is Grayton Beach, which is ca 71.2km (44.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bristol?

The sea temperature around Bristol is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 0°C (32°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Bristol?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Bristol: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Bristol...

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